I saw this plane at a warbird fly in and would appreciate some assistance identifying it.

I can only tell you what I'm rather sure it's not..

Grumman TBF Avenger
Other US-operated Torpedo Bomber types
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Any ideas?

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Also, is this yellow aircraft the same model, only with a different paint scheme? The nose looks different, but perhaps the cap/cone has been removed, perhaps for maintenance. Otherwise the canopy, wheels, and gear covers look identical.

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A North American T-6 Texan Trainer, probably the NJ/SNJ Texan variant.


"SNJ-1 at NAS Pensacola c1940" by U.S. Navy - U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.488.166.090. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is a single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of various air forces including (but not limited to) USAAF, USN, RAF from (before) WWII well into the 1970s.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, @aeroalias. Please see my edit--is the yellow aircraft I added also a T-6 Texan? It looks very similar and I nearly created a separate question for it, but after reading your wiki link (noting they are common at air shows), I'm wondering if it is indeed the same model aircraft. $\endgroup$
    – elrobis
    Oct 26, 2015 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ @elrobis aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=66332 $\endgroup$
    – CGCampbell
    Oct 26, 2015 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ Ahh gotcha: "Markings Applied: TA-533, 12533, 77". Thanks CG! $\endgroup$
    – elrobis
    Oct 26, 2015 at 16:57
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    $\begingroup$ Note that without verifying the serial number we can't know for sure but I'd hazard that the airplane in the link I gave you and your photo #2 are one and the same bird. $\endgroup$
    – CGCampbell
    Oct 26, 2015 at 17:05
  • $\begingroup$ Where did you spot these? Do. They appear to be based there? $\endgroup$
    – TomMcW
    Oct 26, 2015 at 20:29

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